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Mon 30 January 2017

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Temporary closure of section of Caledonian Canal until end April 2015

There is a temporary closure of the Caledonian Canal at Cullochy, 6 miles south of Fort Augustus, until end of April 2015


Event Safety Requirements for Clubs and Committees

Overall canoeing has a good track record for event safety management; however there have been a number of serious accidents which has demonstrated that more could be done to improve this.   


Provider Training 2015

We are pleased to announce a series of training and moderation events for new and existing providers of some British Canoeing awards and training. 


Food Hygiene - Info for clubs and event organisers

Does your club or event sell or provide (free) any food? Important information relating to food hygiene legislation is available in a booklet from the Food Standards Agency.  


R Spey - tree lodged at Inshriach

There is a large tree blocking a section of the River Spey half way between Kincraig and Aviemore at Inshriach: this is a major hazard caused by the recent high water.  Attempts will be made when safe to remove it but paddlers should be aware of this in the meantime. 


Coach Mentoring Opportunity

We still have a few spaces left on the Mentoring/Mentee support outlined below. If you are interested, please complete an application and send to by Monday 9th February. 



Coaching Matters Events 2015

We are pleased to confirm the programme of Coaching Matters events for 2015. Coaching Matters is a series of workshops at venues across Scotland, delivered in partnership by some of the leading paddling coaches from sportscotland National Outdoor Tra


Level 2 Refresher Training

We now have a range of dates available in 2015 for Level 2 trainee coaches to attend as a 'refresher'. The two day events are intended for anyone who has completed BCU UKC


River Falloch - Construction Works

Construction works have recently commenced on the Glen Falloch Hydro Schemes lasting until October 2015. A section of the River Falloch will be affected by the works at Upper Falloch during this period.